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Bernard Care Center

  • Nursing Home

Updated Jun 1, 2022 by Nick Lata

Historical Rating
Grade: C
May 19: CJun 19: CJul 19: B+Aug 19: B+Sep 19: B+Sep 20: DOct 20: BApr 21: BMay 21: BJun 21: BJul 21: BAug 21: BSep 21: BOct 21: B+Nov 21: A-Jan 22: DFeb 22: DMar 22: DApr 22: CMay 22: CJun 22: C
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Bernard Care Center's website

4335 West Pine Blvd,
Saint Louis MO 63108

(314) 371-0200

93.82% estimated occupancy 1

Bernard Care Center is a nursing home in Saint Louis, Missouri which has 927,396 people. We awarded this facility an overall grade of C. A grade in this range requires some respectable marks. This grade was right in line with the city grade in Saint Louis, which admittedly is admittedly a little below average nationally. This facility did not meet our expectations in every category we looked at, but it didn't receive any rock-bottom grades either. Additional information about these categories can be found below.

Quick Details

  • Accepts Medicare 1
  • Accepts Medicaid 1
  • No CCRC
  • Has Resident Council
  • No Family Council
  • For profit - Individual
  • Offers Hospice
  • Offers Post-Acute Care 
  • Offers Respite Care
  • Offers Inpatient Rehab

Specialized Services

  • Medication Management
  • Home Making
  • Transportation
  • Medical Transportation
  • Speech Therapy
  • IV Antibiotic Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Wound Care
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Podiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Diabetes Management
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pharmacy
  • Laboratory
  • X-Ray
  • Optometry
  • Audiology

Registered Staff Hours

Medical Staff Hours Per Patient (2021)
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Facility Inspections

Grade: A

This nursing home received a solid overall grade as described above, but we really wanted to point out its excellent inspections in recent years. We gave them an A in this category. Inspection ratings take several factors into consideration, including deficiencies, substantiated complaints and federal fines. You can find more information about each of these factors by reviewing copies of nursing homes' inspection reports. Fortunately, although this nursing home had some minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are ones found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors didn't deem any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient health or safety. A couple of minor deficiencies should not stop you from considering a nursing home.

Long-term Care Quality

Grade: B

In addition, we awarded this nursing home a grade of B in our long-term care category. This happens to be one of our more favorable scores. Nursing homes that receive this type of score in this category typically provide consistent 24/7 care to make sure residents are well cared for. On top of considering the quantity of care provided by nurses and other staff, we also looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This nursing home vaccinated 62.02532 percent of its patients. This is a bit less than we anticipated but still a decent percentage. Although its vaccination rate was a bit lower than we like to see, we were pleased to find nursing home was able to limit hospitalizations. It had only 0.02 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a remarkably low number.

Nurse Quality

Grade: D

Another strength of this nursing home is its favorable grade in nursing. We awarded them one of our better scores in that area, with a score of D. When calculating our nursing grades, we look at both the number of hours nurses spend with residents and the skill levels of those nurses. This place offered only 0.2 hours of nursing care per resident daily. This is an alarmingly low total. Finally, we also assessed some nursing quality measures in calculating our nursing grades. This place fared well when it comes to minimizing its residents' major falls and pressure ulcers. We consider these datapoints to be good indicators of the quality of nursing care.

Short-term Care Quality

Grade: D

Switching gears to our last category, we awarded this nursing home a grade of D for the area of short-term care. This was the facility's least impressive category score. In the area of short-term care, we seek to qualify indicators of a nursing home's rehabilitation services. We look at the facility's skilled nursing services, such as those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. Not surprisingly, we found that this nursing home provides far less physical therapist and registered nurse hours per resident than the average facility. Finally, we looked at the number of residents who were able to return to the community from this nursing home. We found that just 0 percent of this nursing home's patients returned home.

Rating Over Time

Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.

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Bernard Care Center Quality Metrics

Minimizes Pressure Ulcers

Grade: A-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 9.32% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers

This metric indicates the percent of long-term stay residents that developed pressure ulcers . We use this statistic in calculating both nursing and long-term care grades.

Minimizes Serious Falls

Grade: A-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 3.98% of Patients had Serious Falls

This is the percent of patients that suffered from a fall which resulted in severe injury.

Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 3.42% of Patients had UTIs

This statistic indicates the percent of long-term stay patients who had urinary tract infections. While more of these infections may reflect poorly on a nursing home's nursing care, it can be problematic to compare different facilities due to inconsistent reporting standards.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 20.31% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication

This gauges the percent of long-term care patients taking antipsychotic drugs. While antipsychotic drugs serve an important medical purpose, it is important to make sure these drugs are being used appropriately. In limited situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may suggest a facility is using these medications to control patient behavior.

Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 24.54% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication

This tells you the percentage of long-term residents taking antianxiety medications.

Managing Depression Among Residents

Grade: A+

In Bernard Care Center, 4.11% of Patients

This metric measures the percentage of long-term patients exhibiting symptoms of depression. Some experts would argue that this is a reliable measure of quality of care.

Appropriate Vaccine Usage

Grade: F

In Bernard Care Center, 88.89% of Patients

This datapoint measures the percent of long-term residents that have received the pneumonia and flu vaccines. Respiratory viruses can be deadly for nursing home patients, making these types of vaccines vital to patient safety.

Residents Maintain Autonomy

Grade: D

In Bernard Care Center, 14.76% Percentage of Patients

This indicates the percent of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. Higher levels of needing for assistance with activities of daily living may indicate the erosion of a patient's health.

Ability to Keep Residents Mobile

Grade: B-plus

In Bernard Care Center, 15.81% Percentage of Residents

This indicates the percent of residents that maintained mobility over time. Preserving mobility is usually a great sign for residents' health.

Hospitalizations

Grade: C

In Bernard Care Center, 1.64 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days

Measures the number of hospitalizations per thousand days of patient care.

Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 15.81 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized

This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per 1,000 days of short-term patient care.

Short-term Care: ER Visits

Grade: B-minus

In Bernard Care Center, 11.79 Percentage of Patients

This indicates the number of times residents are sent to the emergency room per 1,000 days of short-term patient care. There is usually a correlation between staying out of the emergency room and the quality of care.

Scores for Saint Louis, MO

  • Overall Rating has a grade of C
  • Nurse Rating has a grade of C
  • Long-term Care Rating has a grade of B-minus
  • Short-term Care Rating has a grade of C
  • Inspection Rating has a grade of B

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